It has been confirmed that Fortnite, the free-to-play Battle Royale title, will release for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 at launch.
Epic Games confirmed today much information and among one of them is that it will release Fortnite on PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch. This was confirmed by the company on its official Unreal Engine 5 announcement post. Even if Fortnite currently runs on the Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games is looking to migrate the title to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021.
“We will release Fortnite, built with UE4, on next-gen consoles at launch and, in keeping with our commitment to prove out industry-leading features through internal production, migrate the game to UE5 in mid-2021,” the company wrote on its official blog post.
This announcement is, therefore, a first step towards the next-generation of consoles, which is still scheduled to release at the end of the year, with an in-engine technological demo running on PS5. We could also possibly imagine that this will be the opportunity to reveal Fortnite Chapter 3.
Fortnite is a free-to-play game that has claimed more than 350 million registered users in early May, after releasing in September 2017. The game has also recorded 12.3 million players connected simultaneously for the virtual concert of
Also, it is still not revealed that how the next platforms will connect to the current-generation of consoles but it is still reasonable to expect cross-save and cross-play as it has been so far between the different consoles and PCs.
Fortnite is available for PC (via the Epic Games Store), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, iOS, and Android.